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Bwari: Royal Fathers To Sign Peace Accord



The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it would commit the two traditional rulers in Bwari town, Sarkin Bwari, Alhaji Awwal Ijakoro and the Esu Bwari, HRH Ibrahim Yaro, to sign an agreement to give peace a chance in the area.

Speaking after a security and stakeholders meeting held in Bwari yesterday, the mandate secretary, FCTA Area Council Services Secretariat (ACSS), Alhaji Abubakar Adamu Bappah, warned that the administration would not hesitate to take the necessary action, if the disturbances continue.

Bappah stated that within the next one week, the two royal fathers would sign the peace agreement in the office of the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, with the chairman of Bwari area council, Hon Musa Dikko and security agencies as witnesses.

He described as unfortunate, the inability of the youths in the area to listen and adhere to the call by their traditional heads to maintain the peace.

The secretary maintained that the 6 am to 6 pm curfew in Bwari town would continue until the security agencies in the area have concluded their investigations and made available assessment reports.

Also speaking, chairman of the council, Hon. Musa Dikko, described the situation as an attempt to sabotage his regime, noting that the security agents on ground have been civil enough in curbing the situation, but are being pushed to the wall.

“We suspect there is a plan to disrupt the APC-led administration in this council. I have tried to strengthen the traditional institutions in this administration, yet, no measure was respected. I think the target is my seat as chairman of the council.”

Dikko noted that the curfew imposed in the town has helped to maintain orderliness in the area, adding that the security agents have threatened to take the necessary action if similar incidences continue to reflect.

He also commended the promptness of the security agents in tackling the situation, while urging the royal fathers to give the FCTA the assurance to talk to their various followers in order for the curfew to be relaxed.  Speaking on behalf of the security agencies, the area commander for

Kubwa and its environ, ACP Alfa Jibrin, said that no life was lost in the violence, but added that the two boys that sustained injuries during the attack had been treated and discharged.

Jibrin disclosed that the area is now calm, just as he called on parents to call their children to order as the security operatives would descend on those violating the peace of the town The meeting was attended by both royal fathers in the council, directors of departments in the area council services secretariat of the FCTA, representatives from the various security agencies and staff of the council.